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  • The American Heritage Dictionary defines the term – Relevance – as “pertinence to the matter at hand” or “how appropriate something is to what’s being done or said at a given time.” Last summer at the ANA’s Membership Assembly, I was introduced to a book, Race for Relevance – Five Radical Changes for Associations” by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers (2011). ANA Leadership had used this reference in guiding some of the changes in the organizational structure and practices of the organization. The premise of this book is a “no- nonsense” look at the challenges and opportunities for professional organizations to engage current and recruit new members. The authors stress that in order for organizations to survive and thrive, five changes are required;

    1. Streamline governance 2. Empower the leadership 3. Clearly define the target market 4. Provide meaningful services/products 5. Develop a technology framework

    Nurses in the News Nurses Represented on Workgroups at HSCRC . . . . . . 3 Newhouse Appointed to IOM Research Committee . . . 4 Maryland NPs Head to the Hill! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 District News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Nursing Schools/Education UMD Students Travel to Annapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Trinkoff Wins Researcher Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing . . . . . . . . . 8 Professor Emeritus Awarded to Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Towson University Bridge to Success . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 111th Annual Convention Call for Presentations . . . . . . .11 MNA Center for Ethics Seeking Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . 16 MNA Leadership Retreat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Volunteers for MNA Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Maryland Nurses Association Membership Application . 19

    Inside this Issue...

    The Official Publication of the Maryland Nurses Association A State Nurses Association, Representing Maryland’s Professional Nurses Since 1904.

    Issue 3 • May, June, July 2014 • Circulation 83,000 to all Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Student Nurses in Maryland • Volume 15

    News and Journal

    President’s Message

    Based upon this book, recent changes at ANA, as well as the need to update MNA’s Strategic Plan, the MNA Leadership (including the Board of Directors, Chief Staff Officer, District Presidents, District Representatives, and Committee Chairs) met on March 22nd for a “Strategic Planning Retreat.” Over the past 1½ years, as President and President- Elect, I have had the opportunity to see first-hand the incredible work that MNA does for registered nurses and our patients across the state, and I saw this as an excellent opportunity for us to align our many initiatives into a meaningful strategic plan.

    During our Strategic Planning Retreat, guided by an expert in Leadership and Organizational Development, Hunter Haines, we spent the day examining the current structure and function of MNA through several activities, including a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis. Interestingly enough, at the end of the day, many of the strategic initiatives that the MNA Leadership identified were very consistent with the recommendations from Coerver and Byers!

    Over the next several months, you will hear more about our strategic planning, but for now, I would like to share the important themes that the MNA Leadership identified and will be focusing to ensure

    Janice Hoffman

    President’s Message continued on page 2

    National Nurses Week May 6 – 12 Take time during National Nurses Week to celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of your nursing staff and

    colleagues. Nurses lead the way for their patients, colleagues, organizations, and the health care industry as a whole.

    Emmaline T. Woodson, DNP,

    RN, FRE, Retires Dr. Emmaline T. Woodson, DNP, RN,

    FRE, Deputy Director/Director of Advanced Practice, at the Maryland Board of Nursing retired in January 2014 after 24 years. Previous to her most recent position as Deputy Director, Emmaline served the Board of Nursing as the Director of Discipline and Rehabilitation.

    Emmaline has truly been a friend to all Maryland nurses. To say that she will be missed is an understatement. Emmaline has worked tirelessly and effectively to speed up the process of obtaining a license as a nurse practitioner in the State of Maryland. She has been a particularly strong advocate for removing barriers to practice for nurse practitioners, and she frequently intervened to clarify complex issues related to nurse practitioner licensure.

    Emmaline graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and earned a Masters’ of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at University of Maryland.

    She was elected as Director at Large to the Board of Directors of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) from August 2011 – August 2013. Additionally, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in March 2011, and worked as a member of the NCSBN Advance Practice Registered Nurse Committee until 2013. She was also inducted as a Fellow in the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence.

    The Maryland nurse community wishes to thank Emmaline for her support over the years and wishes her well in her retirement!

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    BoArD of DIrectors President Secretary Janice Hoffman, PhD, rN, Kathleen ogle, PhD, rN, ANef fNP-Bc, cNe

    Immediate Past President Treasurer Neysa ernst, MsN, rN Linda costa, PhD, rN, cNAA

    Vice President Treasurer Elect Joann oliver, MNed, rN, Linda cook, PhD, rN, cNe, cBIs ccrN, ccNs


    Jaime striplin, BsN Karen evans, MsN, rN-Bc Donna Noccollino, rN elaine Kennedy, edD, rN elizabeth MacKessy-Lloyd, Ms, MA, rN Kathleen Galbraith, rN Debra Disbrow, MsN, rN, oNc

    DIstrIct PresIDeNts

    District 1 Diane friend, MsN, rN, cDoNA/Ltc District 2 christie simon-Waterman, rN District 3 staley collins, PhD, MsN, PHcNs-Bc District 4 sharon stagg, rN, BsN District 5 JoAnn Kim, AcNs-Bc District 7 sadie Parker, rN District 8 Maureen Lal, Ms, rN District 9 Melissa Henderson, Ms, rN

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